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Calendar of 1998 California Festivals

March 29, 1998

A few of the hundreds of fairs and festivals scheduled for the rest of the year:

MAY

7-10: DIXON MAY FAIR, Dixon

Central Valley. California's oldest agricultural fair features agricultural and livestock displays, headliner entertainment, children's activities and food. Telephone (707) 678-5529, fax (707) 678-4765.

7-11: SACRAMENTO COUNTY FAIR, Sacramento

Gold Country. Fair provides educational exhibits and entertainment for youth in a fun, family-oriented environment. Tel. (916) 263-2975, fax (916) 263-2973. Free.

9-10: CALICO SPRING FESTIVAL, Barstow

Desert. Bluegrass hootenanny features 1880s games, fiddle and banjo contests, clog dancing and music workshops. Tel. (800) TO-CALICO or (760) 254-2122, fax (760) 254-2047.

14-17: CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR AND FROG JUMPING JUBILEE, Angels Camp

Gold Country. County fair features world-famous frog jumping contest, children's parade, livestock and 4-H competition, art exhibits, pony express, cow milking, professional rodeo, carnival and demolition derby. Tel. (209) 736-2561, fax (209) 736-2476.

16-17: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Oxnard

Central Coast. Festivities include strawberry foods, contests, music and arts and crafts. Tel. (805) 385-7578, fax (805) 486-2553.

16-17: HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL, Sutter Creek

Gold Country. Hot air balloons ascend at dawn; evening festivities include balloon "glowing," music and food. Tel. (800) 400-0305 or (209) 267-1344, fax (209) 267-9170. Free.

20-25: FIESTA DAYS, Vacaville

Central Valley. Carnival, pageant, talent competition, golf tournament, dart competition, pin~ata smash, diaper derby and essay contest; music, food and beer garden. Tel. (707) 448-4613, fax (707) 448-4630. Free.

21-25: HORNED TOAD DERBY DAYS, Coalinga

Central Valley. Event includes toad races, livestock, carnival, water fights, baseball tournament, arts and crafts and food. Tel. (800) 854-3885 or (209) 935-2948, fax (209) 935-9044.

21-25: MULE DAYS, Bishop

High Sierra. Nation's largest mule show features mules competing in more than 100 events; western dances, barbecues, concerts and parade. Tel. (760) 872-4263.

22-25: SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE, Sacramento

Gold Country. Traditional jazz festival features more than 100 bands from around the globe. Tel. (916) 372-5277.

23-24: GREAT MONTEREY SQUID FESTIVAL, Monterey

Central Coast. Festival includes cooking demonstrations, displays, arts and crafts and continuous entertainment. Tel. (408) 649-6544, fax (408) 649-4124.

23-25: WEST COAST ANTIQUE RUN-IN AND AIR SHOW, Watsonville

Bay Area. Two-day air show features more than 600 restored airplanes; food, fun and children's activities. Tel. (800) 833-3494 or (408) 425-1234, fax (408) 425-1260.

JUNE

5-6: WEST COAST ANTIQUE FLY-IN, Merced

Central Valley. Largest air show in the West with more than 1,000 aircraft on display. Tel. (209) 383-4632, fax (209) 383-5052.

6-7: ART AND WINE FESTIVAL, Sunnyvale

Bay Area. More than 500 artists and craftspeople, local wineries and microbreweries, aerospace exhibit, food, entertainment and children's area. Tel. (408) 736-4971, fax (408) 736-1919. Free.

10-14: EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR, Placerville

Gold Country. Old-fashioned fair includes exhibits, produce sampling, carnival, horticulture, musical entertainment, brew fest, wine tastings and food. Tel. (530) 621-5860, fax (530) 621-6564.

13-14: BICYCLE CLASSIC, Nevada City

Gold Country. Prestigious bike race features top amateurs and professionals. Tel. (800) 655-NJOY or (530) 265-2692, fax (530) 265-3892.

13-14: MUSEUM OF MAN'S INDIAN FAIR, San Diego

San Diego County. Native American event features dancers representing dozens of local and regional tribes; arts and crafts, food, singing and storytelling. Tel. (619) 239-2001, fax (619) 239-2749.

13-14: ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL, San Rafael

Bay Area. More than 200 artists create chalk reproductions of old masterpieces and original works of art; entertainment and Italian delicacies. Tel. (415) 457-4878, fax (415) 457-4879. Free.

19-21: CRAWDAD FESTIVAL, Isleton

Gold Country. One of the world's largest crayfish festivals features crawdad cook-off, parade and races; carnival, entertainment and Cajun food. Tel. (916) 777-5880, fax (916) 777-4330. Free.

19-21: RAILROAD DAYS, Dunsmuir

Shasta Cascades. Event features railroad displays, arts and crafts and softball tournament; train tour from Sacramento. Tel. (800) 386-7684 or (530) 235-2177, fax (530) 235-0911. Free.

27-28: SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES, San Marcos

San Diego County. Scottish festivities include highland dancing, athletics, bag piping, drumming, sheep dog trials, entertainment, vendor displays and food. Tel. (619) 645-8080, fax (619) 565-6067.

JULY

3-5: FRONTIER DAYS, Willits

North Coast. 72nd annual rodeo features parade, barbecue and dance. Tel. (707) 459-5563, fax (707) 459-6617.

4: CLEARLAKE INTERNATIONAL WORM RACES, Clearlake

North Coast. Competitors bring their own worms or rent fully trained Clear Lake worms to compete in worm races. Tel. (800) 525-3743 or (707) 994-3600, fax (707) 994-6410. Free.

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